This month, Krispy Kreme introduced the Easy As Pie doughnuts available for a limited time. Here’s the flavor lineup: Dutch Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, and Chocolate Kreme Pie. Out of pure curiosity, I bought all three donuts to taste test. Let’s see how these pie donuts stack up:
3. Chocolate Kreme Pie
As the website describes, “This doughnut is filled with silky chocolate Kreme, dipped in chocolate icing, topped with a dollop of Kreme and finished with mini-chocolate chips. ” Imagine you bought a birthday cake from the store; chocolate to be exact. Now, imagine a doughnut filled with the icing on that store-bought birthday cake.
I could not get over the insane amount of sugar in this doughnut; this coming from a sugar junkie. I understand the play on a Chocolate Cream Pie but this one missed the mark. The cream in the center tasted more like icing and I would have preferred more of a custard-like center. Birthday cake icing in a doughnut just does not float my boat.
2. Cherry Pie
I love cherries but never really eat cherry pie, so I was pretty excited to try this doughnut. Krispy Kreme states, “This doughnut is topped with pie crust crumbles and a cherry filling; hand-decorated with an icing lattice, making it look and taste as sweet as cherry pie.” Initially, I thought that the doughnut would be stuffed with cherry filling, but I was wrong. The Cherry Pie doughnut is pretty much a regular doughnut with a bunch of toppings.
Also, my Cherry Pie doughnut looked nothing like the photo. I swear the employee just gave me the messed up one because she knew I wouldn’t say anything. Regardless, I enjoyed this doughnut mainly because of the cherry filling on top. The cherry pie visual looks much better in the advertisements than on the actual doughnut though. A doughnut with cherry filling and the crumble/icing mixture on top would have worked much better, but it was still much better than the Chocolate Kreme doughnut.
1. Dutch Apple Pie
The Dutch Apple Pie doughnut wins first place by a mile. As illustrated by Krispy Kreme, ” This doughnut is bursting with apple pie filling, dipped in caramel icing, topped in streusel and hand‑decorated with an icing lattice.” Unlike the Cherry Pie doughnut, the Dutch Apple Pie looked and smelled as I expected.
I wish there was more apple pie filling in the center because it was the best part. The soft, spiced apple filling truly reminds me of a warm apple pie during the holidays. In addition, the streusel on top adds the perfect sugary crunch to the mix. Finally, the caramel drizzle is quite literally the icing on top. Krispy Kreme’s Dutch Apple Pie doughnut is a great addition to the holiday menu and the only one in the pie collection that I would venture to eat again.
In my opinion, the Dutch Apple Pie doughnut is the only one out of the bunch worth buying. I may have liked the Chocolate Kreme when I was a kid, but now it’s far too sweet for me to enjoy. Cherry Pie did not “wow” me by any means, but don’t just take my word for it. Hurry in and try all three doughnuts yourself at any Krispy Kreme location for a limited time.